Gently Does It

Taking care of your skin – cleansing, toning and moisturizing – can make you feel pampered.


Regardless of your skin type, you may experience dry, flaky and sensitive skin due to treatment. Be sure to check with your healthcare professional before using personal care products. Use only mild cleansing lotions and creams and avoid all exfoliating and abrasive skin care products, including those that contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or alcohol.


Some creams and lotions can interfere with your treatment, so use only those products that have been approved by your healthcare provider or prescribed for very sensitive skin. Look Good Feel Better ensures that all products contained within our workshop kit have been reviewed by Health Canada and found to be safe for use.

To cleanse…

  • Remove eye makeup and lipstick with a non-oily eye makeup remover and a cotton pad (not a cotton ball); gently wipe downward, sweeping inward toward the nose, wiping up across the brow to the outer corner of the eye.
  • Apply a milky lotion or mild cream cleanser in dots on your face and gently massage in small circles, moving outward; tissue or rinse off with lukewarm water. Pat dry.

To tone…

  • Apply a mild alcohol-free toner with a cotton ball or pad to prepare skin for moisturizer.

To moisturize…

  • Choose a facial moisturizer for your temporarily changed skin.
  • Apply dots of moisturizer to forehead, nose, chin, cheeks and throat, avoiding eye area. Smooth over face using an upward motion.

To soothe the delicate skin around your eyes…

  • Select an eye cream or eye gel which is specially formulated for use in this area.
  • Use your ring finger to gently tap the cream or gel onto the area under the eye.
  • Apply sparingly and gently, avoiding getting too close to the lash line.



“Even if you don’t use a moisturizer regularly, you need to protect and hydrate your skin now. Be generous with moisturizer. Use it liberally to hydrate your skin.”
Nancy Kennedy-Schmidt, Look Good Feel Better Volunteer Team Leader, Vancouver, British Columbia


“Protect the tender eye area when removing makeup by placing the saturated cotton pad on your eyelid for a few seconds, letting it dissolve makeup before you wipe it off.”
Jacinta Stewart, Look Good Feel Better Volunteer Team Leader, Stratford, Prince Edward Island